Today's News

  • Trial by fire

    Dennis Rice has missed a lot in the last 35 years.
    He missed his children’s graduations and weddings. He’s missed the grandchildren they would have had.
    Dennis didn’t miss any of those things by choice. Instead, tragically, on March 6, 1979, a house fire at his home in St. Joe killed his wife and four of his five children.
    The Enterprise’s account of that fire noted that “Reports indicated the children’s bodies were found huddled together with the baby in her mother’s arms.”

  • Seed starting indoors gets a jump on early season crops


  • Recipes bring a little taste of spring


    This week’s recipes are easy and delicious salads I’m sure you’ll want to try. The Strawberry-Spinach Salad is a little different, and oh, so good! It’s like a taste of Spring (which we really need!)
    The Parmesan Salad is hearty, crunchy, and very easy.  My mom used to serve it to accompany Dad’s grilled steak or chicken, but it also makes a great light lunch.

  • As Bluegrass Pipeline gets attention, competing project looms

     By Ryan Quinn

    The State Journal

  • Don’t prune for the sake of pruning


  • Bill would require insurance companies to offer sinkhole insurance

    By Katie Brandenburg
    Bowling Green Daily News

    A legislator has filed legislation that would require more insurers to offer coverage for sinkhole damage.
    Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, has filed House Bill 498 that would require insurers who offer property insurance to offer an additional policy rider covering sinkhole damage for an additional premium.
    Richards filed the legislation Feb. 27.

  • Goodwill faces statewide donor shortage

    By Marty Finley
    Landmark News Service

    A well-known nonprofit organization is conducting a statewide donation drive through March to generate contributions and help job growth.
    Goodwill witnessed a precipitous drop in donations during January and February, which typically already are slower months, said Heather Hise, communications and public relations specialist for the organization.
    Hise said the number of donors declined by about 10,000 from the same period last year, with weather one of the expected causes.

  • Managing poo begins with you and can increase your profits too

    Kentucky Dairy Development Council is partnering with UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Division of Compliance Assistance, the Soil Conservation Districts of Kentucky, and Kentucky Farm Bureau to present eight regional dairy meetings. The meetings will focus on: understanding Kentucky ag water quality plans and nutrient management plans, how to be prepared when a state inspector arrives, and management practices that will increase milk quality.

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  • Nurse practitioners gain more autonomy

    Nurse practitioners have more authority to help their patients since Senate Bill 7 was signed into law Feb. 13. Specifically, SB 7 grants nurse practitioners greater autonomy to prescribe medicine for their patients.
    And that’s important, according to Judy Kantlehner, who has been a nurse practitioner for 20 years and, as far as she is aware, was the first one in Marion County.
    “You can’t very well care for your patients without being able to prescribe medicine,” Kantlehner said.